Photographer's Note

De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter of Winair at the Franklin D. Roosevelt airport of tiny Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius.

DHC-6 first flew in 1965. It has room for 19 passengers and has excellent STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) performance. Twin Otter is legendary on rural areas with short runways. Or no runway at all as DHC-6 can also be equipped with skis for the far north or Antarctica. Or with floats for island hopping. More than 800 were built before production ended in 1988.

But it is hard to substitute a legend. In 2006 Viking Air from Victoria, British Columbia, purchased the type certificates from Bombardier Aerospace. Twin Otter is back in production. First, technically improved, but original looking Series 400 version was delivered by Viking Air in 2010.

Different angle on the workshop.

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 60 N: 6640] (38481)
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